So I, as I often do, spent some time in what is known as "The Chiropractic Text Book". A book that we analyze very early on in education to lay the foundation of understanding what we as Chiropractors are trying to accomplish within the human frame.
I like to review it from time to time to ensure the strongest foundation possible so that I can always give my best to every. single. person. who walks through my doors.
Recently, I came across a certain section that I wanted to bring to light as I find it to be exceptionally important.
So bear with me because I want to quote some of the book but the rhetoric is fairly out dated with the current lingo so after, I will break it down as best I can!
- Adaptation -
"Adaptation is the movement of an organism (you) or any of its parts (organs, tissues, etc) to use or circumvent 'environmental forces'.
Adaptation is a continuous process - continually varying."
"to use or circumvent environmental forces"
Seems to be a pretty important aspect of our body right??
Adaptation is what separates the human body from the grains of sand on a beach left to the will of the wind and the rain.
No Adaptation = No Life
If we lose some of our ability to adapt, It's like we are not working up to our body's full potential.
The better we adapt to our environment, the better we feel, function and deal with everyday life.
So how do we begin to lose this adaptation?
Interference to the one system designed to coordinate our adaptation.
Interference to our Nervous System!
Where does this interference come from?
First, our body must perceive what is going on around us and send that information up to the brain to be processed faster than any computer.
Then, the brain sends instructions down to the body to adapt to that perception.
ALL of that info is sent via the superhighway that connects them called the spinal cord which is housed in the, you guessed it, spinal column.
So, now we have all of this information being transported by all of these nerves coming into the spine, working perfectly UNTIL...
Until we have a structural shift in the spine. This shift can stretch or put pressure on the nerves we rely on to communicate these vitally important messages.
Nerve interference can reduce our adaptability over time leading to a slow fade of function within our body.
Loss of function isn't very noticeable until we lose enough of it for it to cause big problems -OR- until our body needs as much adaptation as we can get.
So now here is a question?
When the time comes for you to need the best adaptability possible, will you be functioning up to your potential?
Will you be living without interference?
If you want to find out what you can to to have the best function/coordination/organization/adaptability in your body possible, you need to find someone who focuses on the structure of the spine and the nerves that run through it.
Someone who knows how to RESTORE function and RESTORE adaptability.
Truth be told, your body is able to do all the work you need to live a great life.
All it takes, is making sure there is nothing in the way of adaptation!
Yours in Health,
That's right! It's resolution time!
How do I know?
I mean, aside from the new year beginning, of course.
Well, I share a wall at my office with a gym. And I sit right near that wall when it comes time to do paperwork. That huge mound on my desk that never gets smaller.
I hear two noises from the other side of that wall:
1.) A microwave.
(Seriously, when the food is done, take it out. Or else it just. keeps. beeping...)
2.) A telephone
And that telephone has been ringing off the hook these last few weeks with people getting ready to start down a road of these new resolutions.
To begin a new journey of health and fitness.
To be completely honest, I hope that these resolutions come to fruition and we all stand at the end of 2018 with our goals vanquished.
Join me back in reality, and I hope most can stick it out until we have warm weather again..
So let's talk about resolutions.
What are yours? Exercise. Eating better. Reconnecting with friends. Take a vacation.
I want to talk about one general resolution we could all use.
To be Healthy. Right? A pretty simple, yet exceptionally important goal.
But what does healthy mean?
Able to run a certain distance?
Absence of symptoms?
Little to no illnesses?
Those are all important, yet don't quite tell the whole story.
Health is so much more than just feeling. Health is about FUNCTION.
How your body functions is the true measure of what our health is.
How our body deals with stress on a regular basis is what allows us to live a symptom free life.
If our body is not functioning at 100%, we experience more illness, more pain, and, in general, more DYS-function.
But how do we know we are not at 100% when symptoms don't give us the answer?
In 50% of those who have heart disease, the first sign is a heart attack.
Often times, sciatica doesn't arise until years after nerve irritation.
We need to identify and address these hidden issues before they become BIG Issues.
Let's get to the resolution section:
Resolve to find out how you are functioning, not just feeling.
Structural Chiropractic is PROVEN to increase our bodies function, which in turn, improves feeling!
Structural Chiropractic is proven to improve:
Immunity = Less illesses
Posture = Less pain
Sleep = Wake up every day more refreshed
Pregnancy = Have a healthy 2018 baby!
The growth process = Give your kids the Chiropractic advantage
+ Healthy kids grow up to be Healthy adults!
Exercise = Nearly every professional sports team and the U.S. Olympic team incorporate Chiropractic into training because of the benefits.
And So Much More!
Make 2018 the healthiest year yet!
Make a resolution to increase function this year!
We'll be here to help!
Yours in Health,
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